Jayna Zweiman of Welcomeblanket.org and the Pussy Hat Project
Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Date June 2018
The Pussy Hat project, in many ways, was part of the reason this project began. Seeing all of those hidden crafters protesting in pink made me realise there was a story to learn -- about all of us creating works quietly (or not so quietly). My passion is quilting, not knitting or crochet, although I crocheted as best I could about 25 hats. But I wanted to know more about us -- those making the hats, those making the quilts. And yes, I'm a huge Hillary supporter, I wear a safety pin, and tell my Dean I'm wearing my pink hat as I ask for money for my project or stand up for something I believe in.